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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

UPCOMING SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AND PRESENTATIONS

Date
Events
Mar. 2013
03/19/2013

Tallassee Outreach - Hardee's General Managers and Directors of Operations

DBPR Child Labor staff conducted an outreach presentation in Escambia County. The outreach comprised of twelve Hardee’s store locations, which included a total of eighteen General Managers and Directors of Operations.  The Child Labor presenter covered all facets of the Child Labor Law: hour limitations, waivers, hazardous occupations, etc…  Child Labor literatures were distributed, along with the contact information for the Child Labor webpage. Questions were posed by several attendees.

03/22/2013

Margate Outreach - People Dedicated to Quality (PDQ) Operating Partners Meeting

DBPR staff met with members from the People Dedicated to Quality (PDQ), a new formed operating partner in the fast food retail industry at the location in Oakland Park. The Child Labor Investigator convened with key members and passed out Child Labor training materials (brochures & posters) to form a proactive line of communication for future outreaches. PDQ is looking to hire additional high school students throughout their many locations. The establishment currently staffed fifteen minors: There were 1,600 applicants for 80 positions. The outreach resulted in members of PDQ comprehending the duties of the minors currently working and the knowledge of the Child Labor Law. Additionally, questions were answered regarding operating equipment, limits on hours, and working after 11pm.

03/25/2013

Jacksonville Outreach - Fire House Subs District Manager and Store Manager

DBPR staff discussed the Child Labor Laws with the District Manager and Store Manager of Fire House Subs during an informal outreach. The staff explained all aspects of the Child Labor Law such as the use of Child Waivers and the importance of allowing their minor employees to take their 30-minute uninterrupted breaks after working 4 consecutive hours.

Apr. 2013  
04/05/2013

Tallahassee Outreach - Maurice's District Managers

DBPR Child Labor (CL) Staff Member conducted an outreach presentation in Okaloosa County. The outreach comprised of two district managers of multiple Maurice's clothing store locations and one store manager at the Mary Esther location.  The CL presenter covered all facets of the Child Labor Laws: Hour limitations, waivers, hazardous occupations, etc…  Child Labor literatures were distributed, along with the contact information for the CL webpage.

04/16/2013

Tampa Outreach – Sonic Drive-In Managers

DBPR Child Labor Staff Member conducted an educational and training presentation at the Department of Business & Professional Regulation Regional Office in Tampa, Florida. Representatives from different Sonic Drive In's located in Polk, Hernando and Citrus counties were in attendance. The company employs approximately 200 minors at various locations. At the conclusion of the training, managers were able to ask questions pertaining to how the Florida Child Labor laws relate to their particular type of business.

04/23/2013

Tallahassee Outreach - Captain D's Seafood's General Managers and Store Managers

DBPR Child Labor (CL) Staff Member conducted an outreach presentation in Leon County. The outreach comprised of two General Managers of two dissimilar counties: Leon County and Gadsen County. The two counties touched five store managers as well as their four minors. The CL presenter covered all facets of the Child Labor Laws: Hour limitations, waivers, hazardous occupations etc... Child Labor literatures were distributed, along with the contact information for the CL webpage. Questions were posed by all attendees.

May 2013

 
05/01/2013

Tallahassee Outreach - Alvin's Island - Store Manager and Assistant Manager

DBPR Child Labor (CL) Staff Member conducted an outreach presentation in Okaloosa County. The outreach comprised of the store manager and his assistant manager. The CL presenter covered all facets of the Child Labor Laws: Hour limitations, waivers, hazardous occupations, etc... Child Labor literatures were distributed; along with the contact information for the CL webpage. Questions were posed by all attendees. The store manager was thrilled when he was informed that he could employ 14 and 15 year olds, in addition to his 16 and 17 year olds he currently employed. According to the manager, all Alvin's Island stores are owned by the same individual. The CL presenter will organize an outreach on a larger scale in preparation for summer. The employer employs a large amount of minors during the summer season. This is due to the store locating in a tourist community.

05/09/2013

Tampa Outreach - People Dedicated to Quality (PDQ) - Management Team

DBPR Child Labor (CL) Staff Member conducted an educational and training presentation in Hillsborough County. The outreach comprised of the PDQ management team. The company employs approximately 20 minors. CL presenter covered all facets of the Child Labor Laws: Hour limitations, waivers, hazardous occupations etc.... Child labor literatures were distributed, along with the contact information for the CL webpage. At the conclusion of the training, managers were able to ask questions pertaining to how the Florida Child Labor laws relate to their particular type of business.

05/10/2013

Tallahassee Outreach - Winn Dixie's Store Managers and Assistant Managers

DBPR Child Labor (CL) Staff Member conducted an outreach presentation in Escambia County. The outreach comprised of two store managers and four assistant managers. This outreach reached beyond the scope of the one store to achieve compliance. The outreach participants had two additional affiliate stores from their parent locations. The CL presenter covered all facets of the Child Labor Laws: Hour limitations, waivers, hazardous occupations, etc... Child Labor literatures were distributed, along with the contact information for the CL webpage. Questions were posed by all attendees. All managers welcomed the literature provided to them, especially the new store manager where the violations occurred. In particular, the investigator was able to provide suggestions for the prevention of break violations. All attendees appreciated the thorough explanation of Child Labor exemptions that allow minors to waive hour restrictions.

05/11/2013

Tampa Outreach - Chuck E Cheese - Store Representatives

DBPR Child Labor (CL) Staff Member performed an educational and training presentation for Chuck E Cheese Entertainment in Lakeland, Florida - Polk County. Representatives from Chuck E Cheese stores throughout the state of Florida were in attendance. The company employs approximately 600 minors at various locations. CL presenter covered all facets of the Child Labor Laws: Hour limitations, waivers, hazardous occupations etc.... Child labor literatures were distributed, along with the contact information for the CL webpage. At the conclusion of the training, managers were able to ask questions pertaining to how the Florida Child Labor laws relate to their particular type of business.

05/15/2013

Margate Outreach - Nike Factory Outlet Store's General Manager and Store Manager

DBPR Child Labor (CL) Staff Member conducted an unannounced visit to a Nike Factory Outlet Store in Dade County. This impromptu outreach began as the result of a proactive walk-in visit. While the CL staff speaking with the Store Manager regarding Child Labor, he suggested he speak with the General Manager who was in the store. He had worked for Aeropostale where he met him approximately 3 years ago, during a presentation to the employees of that store. He is now a General Manager for Nike and was reviewing several minors' applications for summer employment. They reviewed the Child Labor Laws, and spoke about the documents required for new hires coming in for the summer season. The General Manager stated that with their new computer system, minors were given a schedule with the 30 minute break set at 4 hours. If the minor did not reach the clock at the four hour mark, it automatically clocked them out, and would not let them clock in for thirty minutes. The system also recognized set school hours, 11pm clock out and had other safeguards to avoid violations of the Child Labor Law while reminding the managers of a potential problem. They completed the review for summer minor employees with a reminder of the 6 consecutive days rule, and that 30 minute breaks are required even when school is not in session. The meeting closed with an offer to return after he had selected his new minor employees for the summer season and complete a training session with them, and other staff members.

05/16/2013

Tallahassee Outreach - Subway's General Managers and Assistant Managers

DBPR Child Labor (CL) Staff Member conducted an outreach presentation in Calhoun County. The outreach comprised of three general managers and two assistant managers. This outreach reached beyond the scope of the one store to achieve compliance. The three general managers in attendance represented all Subway locations in Blountstown, Bristol, Niceville and Panama City Beach. These stores are registered under the parent company Chaudhry Inc. The CL presenter covered all facets of the Child Labor Laws: Hour limitations, waivers, hazardous occupations, etc... Child Labor literatures were distributed, along with the contact information for the CL webpage. Questions were posed by all attendees. All managers welcomed the literature provided to them, especially the new store manager where the violations occurred. In particular, the investigator was able to provide suggestions for the prevention of break violations. All attendees appreciated the thorough explanation of Child Labor exemptions that allow minors to waive hour restrictions.

Jul. 2013  
07/08/2013

Tallahassee Outreach - Angelo & Son's Seafood Restaurant's Owner and Store Managers

DBPR Child Labor (CL) Staff Member conducted an outreach presentation in Wakulla County. The owner and several of his staff members were in attendance. The outreach covered two separate store locations. The two locations had a combine total of 71 employees in which eight are minors. This outreach extended beyond the scope of the one store to achieve compliance. The CL presenter covered all facets of the Child Labor Law: Hour limitations, waivers, hazardous occupations, etc.... Child Labor literatures were distributed, along with the contact information for the CL webpage. Questions were posed by all attendees. Clarification was given as to when a waiver is necessary and when minors are exempt from CL hour restrictions. The presenter provided them with examples of documentation necessary to keep on file. Once everything was explained, all attendees were ready to come up with a plan in order to come back into compliance.

07/22/2013

Margate Outreach - Fun Depot's Store Manager and Human Resources Manager

A training session was held at Fun Depot in Palm Beach County. The outreach comprised of a store manager and a Human Resources manager. Fun Depot is an amusement center that employs 14 minors. They assist customers with the use of video games and other entertainment; along with providing food service and clean-ups. The focus on compliance began with a review of the Child Labor Laws: 4-hour break rule and the scheduling of breaks for six and seven hour shifts to avoid violations. With the school year just ahead, the investigator pointed out the importance of minors working during school hours, required waivers, On-the-Job Training (OJT) capacity, hours minors were allowed to work when school is in session on a daily basis, and on a weekly basis as well. The meeting was completed with an overview of the Child Labor Laws and an invitation for questions. The manager understood the importance of the 4-hour and 30 minute break rule. As a result of the outreach, the store manager requested that the Human Resources manager review the time clock system for remedies on scheduling to avoid violations.

07/26/2013

Margate Outreach - Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes' General Manager

This outreach was the result of a walk-in contact with the General Manager (GM) at Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes. The GM who had no minors working at the time of the walk-in; however, he agreed to a training/outreach for future hires. The General Manager of Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes estimated that he had hired approximately 500 minors during his time in the restaurant business. Most of the minors were referred by parents, coaches, teachers and customers from the community, and for most, it was his/her first job. He takes pride in the fact that many of them stayed until their graduation and continued working at his restaurant to become managers. Others went on to college and returned for summer employment. The minors primarily worked in food service and clean- up. He emphasizes that they were taught all aspects of his operation and with great team efforts. The outreach started by covering the 6 Easy Steps to make the Child Labor Law work for you, with particular attention to minors who have graduated or have other exemptions, and the documentation required to be kept on file. All aspects of the Child Labor Laws were covered including a review of the waiver application with instructions, as the General Manager was unfamiliar with waivers issued by the state, and take a strong interest in helping minors. Copies of the pamphlet "Protecting Youth Workers", 6 Easy Steps, and waiver applications with instructions were left for future reference. Contact information, with an open invitation for questions and assistance was also provided.    

07/26/2013

Jacksonville Outreach - BJ'S Brewster Restaurant's Store Manager

DBPR Child Labor (CL) Staff Member conducted a routine walk in visit and met the Store Manager of BJ’S Brewster Restaurant in Duval County. The Manager mentioned that there are no minors working in his store; however he agreed to a training/outreach for future hires. This is a new establishment that had recently opened within the last three weeks. The Investigator covered all facets of the Child Labor Laws: Hour limitations, waivers, hazardous occupations, etc… and also provided information in regards to the In School Work Programs offered at Senior High Schools to promote the hiring of minors. The Investigator distributed a copy  of the Child Labor Poster, 6 Easy Steps and Protect Your Youth pamphlet.

7/26/2013

Jacksonville Outreach - Newk's Eatery Restaurant's General Manager

DBPR Child Labor (CL) Staff Member conducted a routine walk-in visit to Newk's Eatery Restaurant in Duval County. This establishment was opened six weeks ago and the company employs four minors. The General Manager requested additional information regarding the Child Labor Laws. The DBPR staff covered all facets of the Child Labor Laws: Hour limitations, waivers, hazardous occupations, etc…  Copies of the pamphlet “Protecting Youth Workers”, 6 Easy Steps and Child Labor Laws Poster were distributed; along with the contact information for the Child Labor webpage. Information in regards to the In School Work Programs offered at Senior High Schools to promote the hiring of minors was also provided.

Aug. 2013  
08/08/2013

Jacksonville Outreach - Zaxby's General Manager

DBPR Child Labor (CL) Staff Member conducted an unannounced visit to the new Zaxby’s restaurant in Duval County. The Investigator spoke with the General Manager, who stated they havebeen opened and in operation for a total of three months. The company employs seven minors and has a Child Labor Poster displayed in a conspicuous place for easy access. Per investigator’s request, the General Manager printed out one of the minor’s timesheets and no violations were found. The Investigator presented and covered all facets of the Child Labor Laws: Hour limitations, waivers, hazardous occupations etc. Child Labor literatures were distributed, along with the contact information for the CL webpage. The General Manager was very knowledgeable of the Child Labor Laws particularly in regards to minors working when school is out of session. He was very receptive and appreciative of the opportunity to learn about other rules personally. The meeting closed with the Investigator receiving the name and telephone number of the owner of this Zaxby's and of two other locations. The Investigator will setup a possible Child Labor Presentation for all three restaurants.

8/15/2013 Tallahassee Outreach - KFC'S Owner and Store Managers

DBPR Child Labor (CL) Staff Member conducted an outreach presentation in Madison County at Kentucky Fried Chicken; a restaurant located in Madison, Florida. This meeting was conducted as a result of a previous routine inspection. The owner stated that he owned three KFC restaurants, but only his Madison location actually hired minors. Since there were five minors employed at that location, the owner and his managerial staff welcomed the presentation regarding the Child Labor laws. The Investigator covered the importance of hour restrictions, waivers, hazardous occupations etc…The investigator also distributed literatures, as well as bringing to everyone’s attention the contact information for the CL webpage. All information provided was appreciated, particularly the less familiar portion of the outreach that explained exemptions; as they pertained to CL hour restrictions and the documentation necessary to keep on file. As it is drawing near the 2013/2014 school year, each manager understands the significance of scheduling his/her minors accordingly when school is in session, as well as when school is not in session.

08/19/2013

Margate Outreach - McDonald's Owner and Store Supervisor

DBPR Child Labor (CL) Staff Member performed a courtesy visit to a McDonald’s store in Palm Beach County. This impromptu outreach began as the result of a proactive walk-in visit. The investigator met the owner/operator of 6 stores, three of which the investigator had recently visited. The approximate numbers of minors employed in all six stores are 36 to 40. The owner wanted to know the purpose of the visit and how he could help. The investigator explained the Child Labor program to the owner and the store supervisor. Using handout material, a review of the Child Labor Laws was completed with emphasis on the recent changes as the minors returned to school. The owner commented that their computer time system, which tracks minors working, does recognize the 4 hour break, 8 hours per day, 30 hours per week, and local school hours of attendance. The owner further stated that only a supervisor could change the schedule. The owner was not familiar with waivers or how they would be obtained and used. The process for minors not attending public school is by using the example of home schooling. The investigator covered the OJT program for students and offered to assist with applications. The owner was also advised that the minors could not work during school hours, until a copy of the waiver was on file. The owner stated he would copy and distribute the literatures to all store managers and shift supervisors. He requested that the investigator return in the future, for a question and answer session at a managers meeting.

Sept. 2013  
09/04/2013

Tallahassee Outreach - Leon High School - Teacher

DBPR Child Labor (CL) Staff Member conducted an Outreach presentation in Leon County at Leon High School-Technology Center. The outreach comprised of the director of the On-the-Job Training (OJT) /Business Entrepreneurs program and 23 participating students. These students participate in their high school's OJT course; which involves a combination of the business course curriculum and mandatory employment. In order to remain in the program the students must work a minimum of 90 hours throughout the course of the year and receive satisfactory progress reports from their employer. The purpose of this presentation was to educate the minors  regarding Child Labor Laws and to answer questions. By explaining the CL laws, the minors will be better equipped for the working world; with a knowledge and understanding of their rights. The CL presenter covered all facets of the Child Labor Laws: Hour limitations, waivers, acceptable proof of age etc… Child Labor literatures were distributed, along with the contact information for the CL webpage. The teacher in charge of the program was grateful for the information related to her students.

09/12/2013

Tallahassee Outreach - James S. Rickards High School - Teacher

DBPR Child Labor (CL) Staff Member performed an outreach presentation at James S. Rickards High School in Leon County. The outreach comprised of the teacher/director of the On-The-Job Training (OJT) program, 16 participating students, and 10 students who are employed, but not a part of the OJT program. The 16 students who participate in their high schools on-the-job training course receive school credit for maintaining employment and by submitting a weekly progress report. The purpose of this presentation was to educate the minors participating in the on-the-job training course. The CL presenter explained all aspects of the Child Labor Laws: Hour limitations, waivers, acceptable proof of age, etc… It gives the minors an understanding of their rights and allows them to be prepared for future work environment. It  also keeps them safe, as it pertains to hazardous occupations not allowable by law, as well as taking required breaks. The minors were also directed to the CL contact information at the bottom of the CL poster. Some students were uncomfortable asking questions in front of the class so the presenter answered their concerns privately.

09/17/2013

Margate Outreach - Forest Hills High School Career & Tech Education - Vice President

DBPR Child Labor (CL) Staff Member responded to a request made by Forest Hills High School Career & Tech Education teacher. A site visit was made to Mullins Lumber Company in Palm Beach County. The purpose of the visit was to educate the staff on the Florida Child Labor Law and ascertain the exact duties of a 16 year old minor who was requesting employment. The investigator toured the facility and pointed out hazardous duties such as driving a fork lift or truck, and using power tools. The Vice President was aware of some restrictions, but was eager to follow all aspects of the Child Labor Laws as this would be his first minor employee. The investigator discussed the hours of work, breaks and the need for documentation to be kept on file as the minor would work during school hours with an agreement provided by the Career & Tech. Ed Department. Reference material for the Child Labor Law, 6 Easy Steps, and CL Poster was distributed. A list of hazard occupations and contact information was also provided.

09/17/2013

Tallahassee Outreach - Amos P. Godby High School -Teacher

DBPR Child Labor (CL) Staff Member conducted an outreach presentation at Amos P. Godby High School in Leon County. The outreach comprised of 11 students and a teacher/director of the Diversified Career Technology (DCT) program. The students participate in their high schools DCT training course, which allows them to receive school credit for maintaining employment, by submitting a weekly progress report. The purpose of this presentation was to educate the minors participating in this training course, in all of the Child Labor Laws. The CL presenter covered all facets of the Child Labor Laws; Hour limitations, waivers, acceptable proof of age, etc…as well as distributing CL literatures. The minors were also directed to the CL contact information at the bottom of the CL poster.  During the presentation, the teacher stated that her DCT class was also supplemented with additional career training. The course curriculum is designed to allow the students to focus on their strengths, in order to determine a career path. Her students participate in a unique online program called, The Roadtrip Nation Experience. It is a shared online journal that assigns projects to the students in order to creatively allow them to figure out what they truly want to do with their lives. The published journal was donated to each student by a group from Florida State University who also works closely with the teacher and her students on this project. 

09/24/2013

Gainesville Outreach - Wendy's Store Manager

DBPR Child Labor (CL) Staff Members conducted an outreach presentation in Alachua County. The outreach comprised of Wendy’s new store manager. The staff members explained all aspects of the Child Labor Laws: Hour limitations, waivers, hazardous occupations, especially the six easy steps to make the Child Labor Law work for you. This store location employs only one minor, but is open to hiring new minors due to DBPR staff explaining the Child Labor Laws thoroughly. Child Labor literatures such as the Child Labor Poster and the Child Labor Waiver were distributed, in addition to the contact information for the CL webpage. The store manager was very receptive of the information provided in the training session.

09/26/2013

Fort Myers Outreach - Lemon Bay High School - Teacher

DBPR Child Labor (CL) Staff Member was invited and performed multiple presentations at the Lemon Bay High School in Charlotte County. The outreach comprised of one teacher and 71 students.  The teacher had her students to create 3 to 5 quiz questions in which they asked during and after the presentation.  The minors were very active throughout the entire presentation. The CL presenter covered all facets of the Child Labor Laws: Hour limitations, waivers, hazardous occupations, etc…  The students based their questions after they researched the Child Labor website and Child Labor poster. The CL presenter distributed Child Labor literatures along with the contact information for future presentation.

Oct. 2013  
10/08/2013 Jacksonville Outreach - Sandalwood High School - Teachers
 

DBPR Child Labor (CL) Staff Member initiated and performed multiple CL outreach presentations for Sandalwood High School’s Economic classes in Duval County. The accumulated outreaches comprised of several teachers and 139 students. The investigator covered all aspects of the Child Labor Laws: Hour limitations, waivers, hazardous occupations, etc. Child Labor literatures such as Child Labor Posters were distributed, along with the contact information for the CL webpage. As a result of the presentation, several questions were posed regarding Partial Waiver. The investigator explained the requirements and documents that are needed to acquire a partial waiver for homes-schooled students. One of the appointed teachers stated that the information presented to the class is vital in the learning process for students that are in the workforce, as well as for students who are trying to enter the work field.

10/08/2013 Tampa Outreach - Mulberry High School - Teacher
 

DBPR Child Labor (CL) Staff Member initiated and performed an educational child labor training presentation for Mulberry High School’s Business classes in Polk County. The outreach comprised of one teacher and 25 students. The CL presenter covered all facets of the Child Labor Laws: Hour limitations, waivers, hazardous occupations, etc…Additionally, Child Labor literatures were distributed, along with the contact information for the CL webpage. At the conclusion of the training, the students were able to ask numerous questions regarding breaks and hazardous occupations. The students were very grateful and appreciative for the information related to their welfare. The teacher appreciated the thorough explanation of Child Labor Laws and plans on scheduling additional training sessions in the near future.

10/21/2013

Tallahassee Outreach-Shelby’s Restaurant

DBPR Child Labor (CL) staff member conducted an outreach presentation in Madison County. The presentation consisted of one attendee, the owner/manager of Shelby’s Restaurant. The CL investigator covered all facets of the Child Labor Law: hour limitations, waivers, hazardous occupations, etc. CL literatures were distributed and samples of documents necessary to have were used as an educational tool. The owner was very receptive of the information provided and was made aware of violations she wasn’t previously aware of. Contact information was exchanged for future reference and the owner now feels confident enough to hire more minors.

10/23/2014

Orlando Outreach-“I’m a Nick Kid too”

DBPR Child Labor (CL) staff member conducted an outreach in Orange County on the set of a commercial being produced by The Wonderland Creative Group. This production had a total of 14 minors. The minors acted out a typical vacation day at the Nick Hotel. The activities included Character breakfast with Sponge Bob, and a water park shoot around the pool. The minors also did a shoot with the Teen Age Mutant Ninja Turtles. No minors were injured during the production and they were required to bring at least one parent. The parents participated in some of the scenes with the minors. The production crew abides by all the Florida Child Labor Laws and was very receptive of the staff member’s presence.

10/24/2013 Tallahassee Outreach - Waffle House - Management Team and Manager Trainees

DBPR Child Labor (CL) Staff Member conducted a presentation in Santa Rosa County. The outreach comprised of 51 attendees, including: vice presidents, supervisors, division managers, district managers, unit managers and manager trainees. This outreach touched every Waffle House location in Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa County, a total of 26 stores. All the stores are formed under Waffle House, Inc. Corporation. This presentation extended beyond the scope of one store to achieve compliance for the total 17 minors employed. The CL presenter covered all facets of the Child Labor Law: hour limitations, waivers, hazardous occupations, etc… Child Labor literatures were distributed and samples of documents necessary to have on file for allowable hour restrictions. Many ideas were shared regarding the managing of breaks for the minors. Options were given during the presentation on how to maintain compliance with breaks without disrupting store performance. Child Labor hour restrictions were discussed for 14/15 year olds as well as 16/ 17 year olds. All information given was appreciated and contact information was provided in case any future questions/ issues were to arise.

10/30/2013

Orlando Outreach – Poinciana High School – Teacher

DBPR Child Labor (CL) Staff Member was invited to conduct an outreach at Poinciana High School’s Culinary Arts Program in Osceola County. The staff member performed multiple presentations that extended to a seven hour class schedule. The outreach comprised of one teacher in each setting and a total of 147 students combined. The CL presenter covered all facets of the Child Labor Laws: Hour limitations, waivers, hazardous occupations, etc… The students were very receptive and well engaged. They even posed several thought out questions during the presentation. The investigator distributed Child Labor literatures along with the contact information for the CL webpage. The teacher in charge of the program was moved by each class presentation and as a result, provided the investigator the names and telephone numbers of future school contacts in the Osceola County School District.

Nov. 2013

 
11/07/2013

 

DBPR Child Labor (CL) Staff Member was invited to conduct an outreach at Poinciana High School. The class educator was well impressed with the presentation provided, as well as the students were very receptive to the speaker’s presentation on Florida’s Child Labor laws.  The school educator looks forward in having the speaker back next school year.

11/07/2013

DBPR Child Labor (CL) staff member/investigator conducted an outreach in Calhoun County. There were a total of 55 attendees, including the Senior Vice President of Waffle House Inc., one area Vice President, one area Supervisor, one Regional Manager, division managers, district managers, unit mangers and trainees. This outreach touched every Waffle House location in Madison, Leon, Gadsden, Bay, Holmes, Washington, Walton, and Jackson County; which were corporate owned by Waffle House Inc. There were also unit managers from Suwannee and Columbia County. As a result, this presentation reached a total of 23 employed minors. The presentation covered all facets of the Child Labor Law. CL literatures were distributed, and samples of documents required to keep on file were used as a teaching tool. Everyone was very appreciative of the information shared. This information was beneficial to them because it gave the managers who though hiring minors was too much of a burden, some ideas on how to make it work for them. Investigator was asked to speak in future clinics held by Waffle House Inc.

Dec. 2013

 
12/06/2013

Jacksonville Outreach-Christmas Carole

DBPR Child Labor (CL) staff member conducted an outreach in Duval County at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre where 3 minors were employed to participate in the production of the Christmas Carole. The minors will participate in 8 shows a week for a total of 22 to 24 hours a week. Their parts are to sing, walk, dance and sit. The staff member spoke with their CL coordinator, as well as discussed with the managers the information on the CL Permit that was distributed to them. All minors on set were found to be in compliance with the CL Laws.

12/17/2013

Tallahassee Outreach-Piggly Wiggly & Bluewater Outriggers

DBPR Child Labor (CL) staff member conducted an outreach presentation in Gulf County. There were a total of 12 attendees, including: three managers from Bluewater Outriggers; eight managers from Piggly Wiggly; and the office manager for both. This meeting was initially scheduled for the Piggly Wiggly management staff to review CL Law, due to a current investigation. At that time, the investigator was informed that the office manager was in charge of both Piggly Wiggly and Bluewater Outriggers. As a result, an Outreach was offered to both locations to present to all the mangers from each store. The CL presenter covered all facets of the CL Law; hours, waivers, hazardous occupations, etc. CL literatures were distributed as well as samples of documents necessary to have on file for allowable hour restrictions. Many ideas were shared, particularly those concerning managing breaks for the minors employed. Suggestions were also given on how to make employing minors beneficial rather than the common burdensome sentiment. Waivers were explained in detail, as well as when minors are exempt from the CL hour restrictions. As a result from the presentation the managers let the Outreach with a plan to achieve compliance.

Jan. 2014

 

01/01/2014

Region 5: Kissimmee Outreach- Zenith Career Day

DBPR Child Labor (CL) Staff Member was invited to conduct an outreach at Zenith Career Day. The purpose of the presentation was to educate high school students about Florida’s Child Labor laws. During the presentation, the participants were well engaged and asked many key questions on youth employment in the work force.

01/07/2014

Orlando Outreach-Zenith Career Center

DBPR Child Labor (CL) staff member conducted an outreach presentation to Zenith Career Center in Osceola County. CL investigator conducted a presentation throughout the day in the Language Arts class. There were a total of 89 students in attendance. The goal was to educate the 9th-12th grade students about the Florida Child Labor Laws. All of the students were engaged in the presentation and presented the investigator with many questions. This outreach was overall a great experience for all, and our CL investigator was asked to return next year to speak with the students.

01/10/2014

Region 2: DeFuniak Springs

DBPR Child Labor (CL) staff member/investigator conducted an outreach presentation in Walton County at McLain's Family Steakhouse. . There were a total of 5 attendees.  The outreach resulted from a routine  inspection. The Child Labor presenter covered all facets of the Child Labor Law: hour limitations, waivers, hazardous occupations, etc…Child Labor literatures were distributed and samples of documents necessary to have on file for allowable hour restrictions, were introduced as a teaching tool. All information given was appreciated, particularly the less familiar portion of the outreach that explained when minors were exempt from CL hour restrictions and the examples provided of documentation necessary to keep on file.

01/13/2014

Region 5: Viera Outreach- Viera High School

DBPR Child Labor (CL) staff member conducted an outreach with the principal at Viera High School. The staff member discussed all aspects for Florida’s Child Labor laws, especially the waiver/exemption section of the law.  The principal was very receptive of the information provided and has requested future outreaches with other key personnel at the school.

01/15/2014

Region 5: Viera Outreach- Restaurant Managers

DBPR Child Labor (CL) staff member/investigator conducted an outreach presentation in Walton County, Defuniak Springs, FL.  There were a total of 5 attendees including the District Manager. The managers represented   various store locations in Defuniak Springs, Chipley, and 2 stores in Crestview FL; with a total of 15 employed minors.  The Child Labor presenter covered all facets of the Child Labor Law: hour limitations, waivers, hazardous occupations, etc…Child Labor literatures were distributed and samples of documents necessary to have on file for allowable hour restrictions, were introduced as a teaching tool.

01/28/-30/2014

Orlando Outreach- FY WDW Hispanic Lifestyle Print Shoot

DBPR Child Labor (CL) staff member/investigators conducted an Entertainment outreach in Osceola County. SKS Productions LLC is located in Brooklyn, NY. They were responsible for the FY WDW Hispanic Lifestyle Print Shoot Production that took place at the Walt Disney World Theme Parks from 1/28-30/2014. They employed approximately 15 minors for a photo shoot. Observations were taken by the investigators of the minors while on their breaks. Investigators educated the production crew about the entertainment industry here in Florida and they were also encouraged them to continue submitting their permit to hire applications whenever they have productions in Florida.

Feb. 2014  
02/28/2014

Orlando Outreach-Viera High School

DBPR Child Labor (CL) staff member conducted an outreach presentation to Viera High School in Brevard County. The purpose of the presentation was to educate the 9th through 12th grade students about the Florida Child Labor Laws. All students were receptive and engaged in the presentation and presented the CL staff member with many questions, all of which were able to be answered. The presentation was conducted over two sessions, reaching out to a total of 69 students. The overall presentation went well, and the CL staff member was invited to return to provide the presentation again next year.

Mar. 2014  
03/06/2014

Margate Outreach- Momma Goldberg’s Deli

DBPR Child Labor (CL) Staff Members performed a courtesy visit to Momma Goldberg’s Deli in Okaloosa County. This impromptu outreach began as the result of a proactive walk-in visit. The investigators were greeted by the manager of the restaurant. The manager was under the impression that because their company sold alcoholic beverages that they could not hire minors to work for their company. He was informed by the investigators that he would be able to hire minors as long as they did not serve or have any contact with alcohol. He was provided with CL laws, including hazardous occupations, and a CL poster. He was eager to pass this information on to the other locations in the area.

03/13/2014

Margate Outreach- Momma Goldberg’s Deli

DBPR Child Labor (CL) Staff Members performed a courtesy visit to Momma Goldberg’s Deli in Okaloosa County. This impromptu outreach began as the result of a proactive walk-in visit. The investigators were greeted by the manager of the restaurant. The manager was under the impression that because their company sold alcoholic beverages that they could not hire minors to work for their company. He was informed by the investigators that he would be able to hire minors as long as they did not serve or have any contact with alcohol. He was provided with CL laws, including hazardous occupations, and a CL poster. He was eager to pass this information on to the other locations in the area.

03/13/2014

Margate Outreach- Law Enforcement Officers Memorial High School

DBPR Child Labor (CL) staff member/investigator conducted an outreach presentation in Miami-Dade County at Law Enforcement Officers Memorial High School. The purpose of the presentation was to address students/staff/teachers about Florida’s Child Labor Laws and covered topics such as hazardous occupations, hour’s limitations, waivers, etc. Approximately 150 students were present for the presentation which took place in the school’s auditorium. The student’s as well as the class educator were very engaged in the presentation and are looking forward to having another presentation next year.

03/18/2014

Orlando Outreach- Smoothie King

DBPR Child Labor (CL) staff member/investigator conducted an outreach at Smoothie King in Seminole County. The outreach comprised of both owners of the two locations in Lake Mary and Sanford. Between the two locations, they have 6 minors employed. CL laws were discussed, as well as ensuring the clarity on the waivers for minors in the work release classes (OJT/DCT). The company currently employs two minors from the OJT program. The owners were very receptive of the information. CL investigator will be making contact with both High School OJT teachers to inquire about a classroom presentation for the minors.

03/20/2014

Margate Outreach- Taco Bell

DBPR Child Labor (CL) staff member/investigator conducted a telephonic conference outreach call with Restaurant Support Services for Taco Bell. The moderator for Taco Bell set up the call and the 8 attendees included HR Professionals, IT and Training Coaches. All CL laws were covered in the introduction of this outreach. Taco Bell restricts its hiring process of minors to 16 and 17 year olds. Topics covered included but not limited to Exemptions, Waivers, breaks and hours minors can work when school is in session and out of session.

03/20/2014

Margate Outreach- City of Ft. Lauderdale Parks & Recreation, Aquatic Facilities

DBPR Child Labor (CL) staff member/investigator conducted a sweep of the aquatic facilities in the City of Ft. Lauderdale’s Parks and Recreation division. The purpose was to visit all the aquatic facilities (7) to insure that Florida’s CL Laws were being observed and complied with. The employers were educated on CL statutes prior to the start of the summer season. The purpose was also to determine if any location allows minors to handle chemicals, open the facilities on their own with no adult supervision, work prior to 6am and/or work during school hours. Five out of seven facilities currently have minors as part of its staff. Per all facilities and mangers present, minors do not work with supplemental oxygen units and do not handle chemicals beyond soap and water for cleaning pools and decks. In one facility, a minor has been confirmed to work during school hours with no waiver recorded. This location will have a request for records made. The investigator was requested to come out in April of 2014 to participate in a staff meeting. The outreach will mainly be for part-time but also full-time lifeguards.

Apr. 2014  
04/02/2014

Orlando Outreach- Pac Sun

DBPR Child Labor (CL) staff member/investigator conducted an outreach at Pac Sun in Brevard County. The new store manager requested for the investigator to go over the Child Labor Laws to her. She has just recently hired 3 new minors and the information she gained from the investigator will help her when training the new staff. She was very receptive and engaged in the discussion, and the investigator left her with CL laws poster and a flyer stating the 6 steps on how to make the CL laws work for you.

04/02/2014

Orlando Outreach- Journeys

DBPR Child Labor (CL) staff member/investigator conducted an outreach at Journeys in Brevard County. The manager wanted clarification of minors working during school hours and who would provide the waivers. The investigator went over the CL laws, and provided the manager with the CL poster and a flyer stating the 6 steps on how to make CL laws work for you. The manager was very pleased with the information provided and stated she would be passing along the information on to her personnel manager as well.

04/03/2014

Columbia Outreach- Columbia High School

DBPR Child Labor (CL) staff member/investigator conducted an outreach presentation in Columbia County at Columbia High School. The purpose of this presentation was to educate the minors as well as the school staff on the Child Labor laws, with emphasis on the Child Labor Poster and Child Labor waivers. The CL staff member was able to answer all questions from both students and school staff. There were approximately 195 attendees present for the presentations which went on over the course of two days. The Staff of Columbia High School enjoyed the presentation and felt it contained valuable information. They wish for the Child Labor team to return each year to conduct the presentation with their students.

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